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Category Archives: Office of Tourism
© 2011 by Jack D. Wilson The Prescott Tourism effort lacks the spark of creativity that would set it apart from hundreds of other cities and towns vying for tourism dollars. Check this article from the aboutourism blog out to … Continue reading
The Tourism Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 14 has been moved to Thursday, July 21. Also, at this point it is unclear if the committee will be reviewing the seven (7) proposals submitted as part of the $100,000- … Continue reading
What is a “Stealth RFP?” IMHO, it is when you try to fly a $100,000- RFP under the radar in an attempt to limit exposure and responses. Read the rest of this story and find out how the Stealth RFP was Outed. Continue reading
The City of Prescott has posted a RFP for a $100,000 contract for Tourism Marketing: http://www.cityofprescott.net/_d/bids/BP-11CMO0055.pdf Extremely Tight Deadline — why? The RFP has these deadlines, basically only allows nine (9) business days to respond (in my experience 30 days … Continue reading
Prescott fails to send representatives to the Arizona Highways Travel Show but claims tourism is a priority. Continue reading
It seem that my original March 4 article, “Business as usual?”, on the City of Prescott’s handling (or mishandling) of the Tourism Marketing Request for Proposals really hit a nerve at City Hall. Unfortunately, the current administration uses an attack the messenger approach whenever the slightest bit of criticism comes their way. My take is that the public will see through their threats, bullying and false accusations. Continue reading
The ins and outs of avoiding public scrutiny when awarding contracts in Prescott AZ. Continue reading
The Purchasing Bid page on the City of Prescott’s web site shows the $75,000.00 Tourism Marketing and Advertising contract was awarded to Helken & Horn of Prescott Arizona. It notes this contact was awarded by the Prescott City Council at … Continue reading
Technorati Tags: Branding,Place branding,Destination Branding,Prescott AZ © December 2, 2010 by Jack D. Wilson Photographs by Jack D. Wilson Left, Courthouse Plaza fountain in the summer; right, same fountain decorated for Christmas on November 30, 2010. Previously in Office of … Continue reading
© 2010 by Jack D. Wilson Technorati Tags: Place branding,Prescott AZ,RFP Illustration courtesy of Cobrasoft. Place Branding is complex enough that I had to divide it into two parts. The first part is at A Place Branding Process for Prescott … Continue reading